PA woman who coughed, spit on $35K worth of food charged with 4 felonies

by Bryan Brammer · Mar 28th, 2020 11:54 am

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The Pennsylvania woman who coughed and spit all over $35,000 worth of food at Gerrity's Supermarkets Wednesday has been charged with four felonies, according to local police.

The Hanover Township Police Department said the suspect was making threats while coughing and spitting on food in several sections of the grocery store.

"[The suspect] continued this behavior in several aisles before attempting to steal a 12-pack of beer as she was being ordered to leave the store by employees," police said.

She was charged with four felonies, including two counts of making terrorist threats, according to the police department's Facebook post.

"[The suspect] was charged with 2 Felony counts of Terrorist Threats, 1 Felony count of Threats to use a "Biological agent" and 1 Felony count of Criminal Mischief. In addition to Misdemeanor counts of Criminal Attempt to commit Retail Theft and Disorderly Conduct."

Gerrity's Supermarket also announced that their produce department was fully stocked within 24 hours after the incident.

"Our produce department was fully stocked by 2 PM today (Thursday). Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get everything back to normal. Outstanding job!"


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